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The Great Depression: What We Can Learn From It Today (Sponsored by the Limited Government Forum of Colorado Springs)

April 4

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sponsored by the Limited Government Forum of Colorado Springs

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It's astounding that the Great Depression seems to have taught lessons that are the opposite of the truth. It is cited as a model for how government should respond, but government policy accounts for why a crash turned to a depression in the first place.

It is supremely urgent that people understand the Great Depression in order that we might avoid a repeat that would be even worse.

This Mises Institute program, a part of our Mises Circle series, will explore this subject with top experts in the field.

[Final Schedule in PDF]


9:00 a.m.  Coffee and registration
9:30 Welcome  (Douglas E. French)
9:45 - 10:15   Walter Block, 80 Years Later: Parallels Between 1929 and 2009
10:15 - 10:45  Thomas DiLorenzo, A Recipe for the Next Great Depression
10:45 - 11:00  Break
11:00 - 11:30  Jeffrey Tucker, Dissident Publishing: Then and Now
11:30 - 1:00   Lunch with Douglas E. French, Bubble Economics
1:15 p.m. Thomas E Woods, Jr., Why You've Never Heard of the Great Depression of 1920
2:00  Adjourn

James W. Fogal CFP®, Director of Development for the Institute, is available during breaks and after adjournment to discuss charitable/tax saving strategies.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Accommodations at the resort: Call 719-538-4000 before March 4 and mention Mises Institute for a rate of $139 per night single occupancy or $159 double, plus service charge.

Registration fee is $75 per person. Registration is 9:00 a.m., seminar 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., including lunch and refreshment breaks. We'll also have books available for sale.


Student scholarships are available. Apply online and email a copy of your student ID (or fax to 734-448-8148).

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Questions? Patricia Barnett pat@mises.org

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